San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-seong Kim (28) extended his hitting streak to three games with a successful at-bat against a Cy Young Award-winning pitcher.토토사이트

Kim went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored as the Padres batted first and third against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, on April 24. With his third consecutive game with a hit, Kim maintained his season batting average at .280.

In the bottom of the first inning, Kim batted leadoff against Miami starter Sandy Alcantara, last year’s National League Cy Young Award winner. With the count 1-1, Kim took a three-pitch slider on a wild pitch. After watching the pitch drop vaguely toward left field, Kim rounded first base and sprinted so hard his helmet came off that he reached second base before Song did. After his daring run, Kim celebrated with his signature on-base gesture. It was his 20th double of the season.

Kim’s “football” continued. The next batter, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grounder to the third baseman that appeared to be out of play, but Kim’s senses shined through. As Miami third baseman Jake Berger threw to first, Kim made a motion to go back to second, then turned and ran to third. With a smart throw to the plate, he advanced to third and then came home with time to spare on Juan Soto’s single to right field to give the Dodgers the lead. San Diego held on to the lead, and Kim’s run proved to be the game-winner.

In his next three at-bats, Kim struggled a bit. Leading off the bottom of the third inning, Kim hit Alcantara’s 97.6-mile-per-hour (157.1 km/h) sinker, but was forced out on a grounder to second base. In his third at-bat of the fifth inning, he was hit by a 98.2 mph (158 km/h) fastball and flied out to right field.

Facing Alcantara again in the bottom of the seventh with runners in scoring position, Kim drew three foul pitches and battled through seven pitches before a 99.1-mph (159.5-kilometer) sinker sailed straight into the first baseman’s glove.

San Diego loaded the bases with one out in the top of the ninth when closer Josh Hader gave up a single and two walks, but he got all three outs to preserve the 4-0 victory. Starter Seth Lugo picked up his fifth win of the season (6-3, 3.70 ERA) with six innings of three-hit ball, one walk and four strikeouts, while Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run homer in the sixth and Tatis Jr. added an RBI single in the seventh.

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